Meet Our Team


Dr. Brian Arnett


Brian Arnett, DMD, is a skilled dentist and prosthodontist at The Implant & Denture Experts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Arnett has a passion for giving patients beautiful, natural-looking smiles that they feel comfortable showing off. Along with making sure his patients practice great oral hygiene with or without prosthetics, he creates functional, customized prosthetics with innovative digital denture technologies.

Dr. Arnett graduated with his dental degree in 1998 from the University of Louisville Dental School in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2002, he completed a three-year residency in prosthodontics. After finishing his training, he became an assistant professor at his dental alma mater and acted as the attending doctor for the University of Louisville’s general practice residency.

For his next career move, Dr. Arnett moved back to his home state of Alaska to offer prosthodontic services at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He practiced there for 10 years before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, to work in digital dentistry at The Implant & Denture Experts.

At The Implant & Denture Experts, Dr. Arnett frequently creates and adjusts custom digital dentures with AvaDent®, fixes dentures in place with dental implants and Hader bars, and counsels patients on how to best take care of their dental appliances. He helps patients select the best treatment options after losing their teeth according to their budget and needs.

When he isn’t at the office creating custom dental appliances, Dr. Arnett enjoys spending time outside with his beautiful wife and two stepsons. The family loves to hike, try new foods, and attend sporting events.


Elissa Alwes

Practice Manager

Elissa has been a Dental Assistant for four years, along with two years of front office experience. She has a good mix of front and back knowledge, which helps her give thorough explanations to our patients about all of our treatments that we offer. She went to school at Midwest Technical Institute in East Peoria, Illinois and graduated top of her class and was an ambassador for her program. Her certifications include Dental Assisting, DANB Infection Control, Dental Radiology, and Coronal polishing. Elissa loves gaining knowledge and experience in all aspects of dentistry through classes, seminars and continuing education. She worked at a general dentist office in Normal, Illinois for two years before moving to Arizona. Creating a positive dental experience and helping people smile again is her passion. She has a daughter and boyfriend, who she spends most of her free time with. She also enjoys exploring Arizona and enjoying the weather here versus the cold winters in Illinois.

Mana Bartz

Dental Assistant


Mana just graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Pima Medical Institute in Phoenix. She has goals of continuing her education in dentistry and is always looking for ways to do so. Mana has always wanted to work in a surgical setting and working at the Implant and Denture Experts has been a great learning experience. She is certified with the American Heart Association in First Aid/CPR/AED as well as Radiation Health and Safety with the Dental Assisting National Board. She moved from Hawaii in 2016 and has been here in Arizona for 2 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her 4 children, and her dog. She also loves being involved in church, eating great food, and working out.

The Implant & Denture Experts
15730 North 83rd Way, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-210-1087
Fax: 480-471-8763
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